Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel steps into the spotlight with a first look at her full movie costume
Marvel Studios continued its comic book crusade this year in record breaking style with its February hit film Black Panther, the gargantuan spring event that was Avengers: Infinity War and the recent Ant-Man and the Wasp. Having successfully made it through ten years of Marvel Comics-based films, the studio isn’t showing any signs of slowing down whatsoever as it gears up for what could be an even bigger title in the yet-to-be named Avengers 4 – arriving in 2019. Before that however, Marvel will be introducing audiences to a new superhero, one that is sure to be a key figure in the Infinity War sequel (if that post-credits scene was anything to go by). Captain Marvel.
As is usually the case, Marvel hasn’t even begun marketing the Brie Larson-led movie, despite its fast-approaching March release date, due to its desire to keep projects more secretive so as not to allow for spoilers and such that could take away from the film’s impact upon its debut. All that we’ve had up to now has been the image of Larson as protagonist Carol Danvers which was released at the start of production, and a few set photos showing the 28-year-old actress in a green version of the Captain Marvel suit during screen tests. Fans have been patiently waiting for an opportunity to see the half-Kree, half-human heroine in costume and now finally the wait is over.
In its latest cover, EW has unveiled the first look at Larson’s Captain Marvel in full get-up which many will be pleased to see is inkeeping with the character’s classic comic book depiction, with the colourful red, blue and gold suit and sporting a very 90s-inspired hair do (just to make sure we got the memo).
While the cover image is a shiny, photoshopped eye-catcher, the accompanying image from within the movie itself provides the best representation of what we can expect Marvel’s new Captain to look like on screen, with an outfit that one can easily picture beside any other MCU hero. Of course, the costume is just as likely to be updated from film to film about as much as any other member of team Marvel, and it will be interesting to see how it develops over time. For now though, it seems that the reception to the newly released images has been largely positive representing another win – even if its a smaller one – for Marvel Studios.
Captain Marvel flies into theatres March 8th, 2019